Long Term Care
The College of Long Term Care is a diverse body of individuals with experience in the chronic care and skilled nursing facility arena at all levels. It is nurses, physicians, and administrators coming together to provide academic informed advancement of patient care through research, education, and public policy. Our Board meets regularly to analyze and discuss new programs and directions for the College.
Research, Education, Public Policy
Founded in 2012, The College of Long Term Care is an open, clinical, educational body designed to advance evidence based care to improve patient health care delivery in long-term care facilities. The College is dedicated to increasing public awareness, and we are dedicated to advancing educated government policy decisions affecting the health care delivery system. As an all-inclusive educational body, the college welcomes owners, physicians, senior management, and nursing staff to participate in increasing awareness and advancing a positive public message for skilled nursing facilities. The College is also dedicated to advancing medical education to professionals at all levels of the health care delivery system.
The CLTC SWOC Course Quicklinks
2019 LIVE COURSE DATES
June 18-20, 2019
Embassy Suites Hunt Valley
August 20-22, 2019
The Summit Event Center
September 24-26, 2019
Thryv Media Hotel & Conference Center
Orange County, CA
October 8-10, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
October 22-24, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
**PLEASE NOTE: The Early Registration price applies only to individual new certifications. It does not apply to re certifications or groups.
ABOUT THE LIVE COURSES
The Skin Wound Ostomy educational course is an exciting and fun educational program, specifically designed for nurses, conducted in cooperation with the Skilled Wound Care Physicians Group and the College of Long Term Care. The focus of the course is on everyday clinical wound care issues. The goal of the SWOC course is to give nurses a broader and greater understanding of skin, wound, and ostomy issues, which occur in patients with chronic conditions. There is no requirement for a certain number of hours of wound care or treatment experience to join the course, but the course is appropriate for nurses working at hospitals, wound clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. The course focuses on increasing skin/wound/ostomy understanding in biology, assessment, prevention, risk identification, management/treatment choice, and documentation to comply with state, federal, and risk documentation. The goal is to improve health care delivery for patients and improve outcomes overall. Licensed nurses may register for the course or separately take the examination for certification. The cost of the course is all inclusive of books, fees, and course lectures.
The course is an intensive and interactive experience, given by Henry Okonkwo Surgical PA-C, Phyllis Matthews R.N., and other SWOC Course Staff of the Skilled Wound Care Program. This is a 3 day course with an optional skills lab (not available at all courses). Knowledge, expertise, and experience are delivered, along with evidence based data on patient management. The College of Long Term Care is the educational body, which partners with the SWOC Course to ensure appropriate standards are met. Participants will be better equipped to manage skin disorders, assess/treat wounds, prevent skin breakdown, identify/treat/assess ostomy and gastrostomy problems.
PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE AT THE SWOC EDUCATIONAL COURSE DOES NOT GRANT THE SWOC CERTFICATION TITLE. YOU MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR, ENROLL, AND PASS THE SWOC CERTIFICATION EXAM TO BECOME SWOC CERTIFIED. ATTENDANCE AT THE SWOC EDUCATIONAL COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL PASS THE SWOC CERTIFICATION EXAM. CONTENTS OF THE CERTIFICATION EXAM DO NOT CORROBORATE WITH THE COURSE, AS THE QUESTIONS SELECTED ARE NOT KNOWN TO COURSE INSTRUCTORS.
WHY SHOULD A LONG-TERM CARE NURSE CERTIFY IN
SKIN WOUND & CARE AND BECOME AN SWOC?
The overall goal of the Skin Wound Ostomy Certification is to bring the highest level of patient care to the long-term care community, which includes nursing home, hospices and home health patients. The SWOC® is a designation for nurses, which demonstrate competence in following standard of care in the field of skin, wound, and ostomy care. The College of Long Term Care administers the SWOC examination to nurses interested in studying best practice guidelines for chronic wound, ostomy, and skin conditions and then testing their knowledge base to qualify as an SWOC. CLTC is the certification body which administers the SWOC Certification exam and conducts oversight of the SWOC Certification process. Attendance at any CLTC educational activities does not guarantee passage of the SWOC Certification exam. The SWOC Certification process is a separate entity from the SWOC Educational Course.
Disclaimer: Certification is not licensure. The SWOC Course does not grant nursing licenses. The College of Long Term Care is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. For more information on certification please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certification.